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Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teacher Salary Information

The salary statistics of postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teacher Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,120
25th Percentile Wage
$49,660
50th Percentile Wage
$66,930
75th Percentile Wage
$94,510
90th Percentile Wage
$134,000

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers is $134,000. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $66,930. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,120. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 281% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$66,930
-2.57% 7.13%
2016
$68,650
4.82% -
2015
$65,340
1.59% -
2014
$64,300
2.29% -
2013
$62,830
1.07% -
2012
$62,160
- -

Table 2. Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teacher Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers in 2 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2.

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Educational Services
$66,960
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$52,560

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers by States

From the above tables we note that not only postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $35,670 to $85,810. The highest paying state for postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers is California with a median annual salary of $85,810. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $35,670. For more salary information of postsecondary art, drama, and music teachers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
California
$85,810
District of Columbia
$83,650
Massachusetts
$82,370
New Hampshire
$78,810
Alaska
$77,880
Connecticut
$76,620
Arizona
$76,460
New York
$75,380
Rhode Island
$72,850
Iowa
$70,480
Pennsylvania
$69,340
Illinois
$69,010
Missouri
$68,640
Kentucky
$68,530
Wisconsin
$67,770
Maryland
$67,390
New Jersey
$67,080
Florida
$65,710
Ohio
$65,330
Vermont
$64,880
Minnesota
$64,350
Alabama
$63,780
Michigan
$63,540
Oregon
$63,080
Maine
$62,690
Georgia
$61,610
Nebraska
$61,610
Idaho
$61,500
Delaware
$61,290
Hawaii
$60,440
Indiana
$59,770
Wyoming
$59,600
Washington
$59,400
Texas
$59,200
Kansas
$59,100
Utah
$59,020
North Dakota
$58,820
North Carolina
$58,320
South Dakota
$57,940
Virginia
$57,590
New Mexico
$57,410
Mississippi
$56,740
Louisiana
$56,550
South Carolina
$55,930
Arkansas
$55,190
Tennessee
$54,930
Colorado
$54,420
Oklahoma
$53,720
West Virginia
$52,880
Montana
$52,800
Nevada
$39,960
Puerto Rico
$35,670



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